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Synonyms for delicacy
ˈdɛl ɪ kə si

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. daintiness, delicacy, fineness(noun)

    the quality of being beautiful and delicate in appearance

    "the daintiness of her touch"; "the fineness of her features"

    daintiness, finesse, dainty, diplomacy, slightness, discreetness, fineness, airiness, treat, powderiness, fragility, kickshaw, goody, discretion, thinness, choiceness

  2. dainty, delicacy, goody, kickshaw, treat(noun)

    something considered choice to eat

    discreetness, slightness, finesse, diplomacy, discretion, kickshaw, goody, dainty, treat, fineness, fragility, airiness, daintiness

  3. delicacy, discretion(noun)

    refined taste; tact

    daintiness, dainty, diplomacy, finesse, free will, circumspection, slightness, discreetness, fineness, airiness, treat, fragility, kickshaw, prudence, discretion, discernment, goody

  4. delicacy, slightness(noun)

    smallness of stature

    daintiness, dainty, diplomacy, finesse, triviality, slightness, pettiness, discreetness, fineness, airiness, treat, slenderness, fragility, slimness, kickshaw, goody, discretion, puniness

  5. fragility, delicacy(noun)

    lack of physical strength

    daintiness, dainty, diplomacy, finesse, frangibleness, slightness, breakability, fineness, frangibility, airiness, treat, fragility, kickshaw, goody, discreetness, discretion

  6. delicacy, diplomacy, discreetness, finesse(noun)

    subtly skillful handling of a situation

    diplomatic negotiations, daintiness, finesse, dainty, diplomacy, statesmanship, prudence, circumspection, slightness, discreetness, fineness, airiness, treat, fragility, kickshaw, goody, discretion, statecraft

  7. airiness, delicacy(noun)

    lightness in movement or manner

    discreetness, slightness, finesse, airiness, diplomacy, discretion, kickshaw, goody, dainty, treat, fineness, fragility, buoyancy, daintiness

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. delicacy

    nicety, dainty, mor, sel, refinement, tact, softness, luxury, modesty, scruple, sensitiveness, fragility

    coarseness, rudeness, rawness, muchness, indelicacy, commons, necessaries, fare, physic, vigor, robustness

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. delicacy(n.)

    pleasantness, agreeableness, deliciousness, daintiness, savoriness, relish

  2. delicacy(n.)

    dainty, tidbit, titbit

  3. delicacy(n.)

    fineness, nicety, niceness, elegance

  4. delicacy(n.)

    tenderness, slenderness, weakness, frailty

  5. delicacy(n.)

    carefulness, scrupulousness, fastidiousness, daintiness, discrimination, tact, sensibility, nice perception

  6. delicacy(n.)

    refinement, purity

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. delicacy(n)

    daintiness, fineness, frailty, refinement, fastidiousness, discrimination, sensitiveness, dainty, tidbit, junket

    indelicacy, coarseness, indiscrimination

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "delicacy":

    finesse, sensitivity, fineness, fragility

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  1. Agnes Repplier:

    A villain must be a thing of power, handled with delicacy and grace. He must be wicked enough to excite our aversion, strong enough to arouse our fear, human enough to awaken some transient gleam of sympathy. We must triumph in his downfall, yet not barbarously nor with contempt, and the close of his career must be in harmony with all its previous development.

  2. Vladimir Pitulko:

    Indeed, these animals provide an endless source of different goods: food with meat, fat and marrow; fuel with dung, fat and bones; and raw material with long bones and ivory, they certainly would use them as food, especially certain parts like tongue or liver as a delicacy, but hunting for the ivory was more important.

  3. Jonathan Swift:

    A footman may swear; but he cannot swear like a lord. He can swear as often: but can he swear with equal delicacy, propriety, and judgment?

  4. New York:

    It's unconventional grist, to be sure, and musical theater is better for it, the material is handled with such delicacy and expertise that it speaks universally about big things that matter: life, love, family, surviving.

  5. New York:

    Their bright, resonant sopranos blend impeccably; Davie's Violet tackles the top notes with a delicacy and ardor that emphasize fragility and fear, while Padgett gives Daisy pluck and wit.

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